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Ski Trip 2001 - Whakapapa

Sometime around August of 2001 myself and some cobbers headed down to Mt Rhuapehu in the North Island of New Zealand for a little skiing. We had a couple of days on each side of the moutain

The following pictures are from the days spent at Whakapapa on the northern side.  We also spent a couple of days at Turoa.

Note: Click on any image to see a larger one.  They're all about 800x600 pixels and only fairly small. roughly 80k.

Mt Tongariro Legendary Austrian ski instructor Deano Borrelli poses for a shot with the mighty Tongariro mountain in the background on a lovely day for skiing.
Borrelli securing his Ferrari in one of the carparks at the Top-o-th-Bruce before heading up the mountain at Whakapapa for the day. Deano and his Ferrari
Kym, Vike and Debs Kymbo, Vike and Debs catching their breath on the saddle between the bottom of the Waterfall and the mid-station chairlift.
Here's the flying Viking in action charging down to the mid station below the Waterfall in great style. Flying Viking
West Ridge in Cloud The end of the day was pretty much total white-out on the top half of the mountain.  For the last run of the day I headed up the West-ridge T-bar and much to my delight the cloud started to clear. This group was probably the last off the mountain for the day, bombing back down through the cloud all the way to the car-park.